THE HENTON HEADLINES
January 26, 2023
Here’s the scoop for the week
Special Education Cross Subsidy Talking Points and Elevator Speech:
Members of MASE and MASA have worked together to create this document that is designed to help you in your conversations about the cross subsidy with legislators and community members. An “elevator speech” is included. Feel free to use and share.
Governor Walz Complete Budget Proposal & School District Runs:
The governor’s full budget proposal was released on January 24. We will let you know when school district runs are available.
Headed to the Capitol?
Three friendly reminders-
- Continue to advocate for MASA’s top two priorities: 5% per year increase to the basic formula and links future increases to inflation, and full funding of the Special Education cross subsidy. The governor’s proposal is only a starting point!
- The Senate Office Building, State Office Building and Capitol are all open to the public.
- Bring a copy of the MASA platform with you to share with your representatives and a copy of the Special Education Cross Subsidy Talking Points linked in the first headline above for your reference.
“Together We Make a Difference” Culminates in Conference at Park Center HS:
Over 750 students from 75 high schools attended the conference on January 13 at Park Center High School. A shout out to Osseo Area Schools Superintendent Cory McIntyre and his staff who helped ready the facility for the event and staff it throughout the day. The conference was a result of the combined efforts of the MSHSL, MASSP, AMSD, MASA, MSBA, MNIAAA, and the MSHSCA, with the MSHSL taking the lead on the nearly year-long effort to gather student voice on how to eliminate racial incidents at activities.
The Paula Forbes Group facilitated regional conversations with students prior to the conference and engaged them in activities during their final meeting at Park Center. We look forward to the results of this effort and are grateful to all students, coaches, activities directors, principals, superintendents, and others who supported the initiative.
There are roughly 95 superintendents who have three years or fewer experience as a superintendent. That’s a lot of new leaders!
“Real leadership is being the person others will gladly and confidently follow.” - John C. Maxwell
|January 2023||National Mentoring Month (#MentoringMonth, #MentorIRL) | Thank You Month|
|January 31||Leading with Excellence and Equity, Part 1|
|February||African American History Month, Career and Technical Education Month, Financial Aid Awareness Month|
|February 6 - 10||National School Counseling Week|
|February 7||Leading with Excellence and Equity, Virtual Session|
|February 14||BIPOC Affinity Group Meeting | 7:30 - 8:30 am | Virtual|
|February 14||MASA Women's Leadership Network | 9 - 10 am | Register|
|February 16-23||AASA NCE | San Antonio, TX|
|February 17||MN State Breakfast at AASA NCE | San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter | 7:30 - 8:30 am | RSVP Here|
|February 21||Professional Dialogue with Dr. Brenda Cassellius | Session 4 | 9 - 10 am | Virtual|
|February 21||Leading with Excellence and Equity, Virtual Session|
|February 22||School Tax Elections: Planning for Success in 2023 | 8 am - 3:45 pm | Quora Education Center | Registration|
|February 23||MASA Master Class: Prioritize, Stabilize and Accelerate Success (Part 2) | 10 - 11 am | Registration|
|February 27 - March 3||Public Schools Week|
|February 27||MASA/MSHSL Executive Officers Meeting|
|February 27||MASA Instructional Leadership Network | 9-10:30 am | Virtual|
|March||Women's History Month|
|March 3||Employee Appreciation Day|
|March 6||MASA Women's Leadership Network | 9 - 10 am | Register|
|March 7||Leading with Excellence and Equity, Virtual Session|
|March 8||Great Start Cohort #6 | Finance Academy #3 | Minneapolis Marriott NW|
|March 8||MASA Board of Director's Meeting | Minneapolis Marriott NW | 11 am - 4 pm|
|March 9-10||MASA/MASE Spring Conference | Minneapolis Marriott NW|
|March 14||BIPOC Affinity Group Meeting | 7:30 - 8:30 am | Virtual|
|March 20||Save the Date! MASA/MSBA Day at the Capitol | 8 am | Radisson Hotel, formerly the Best Western Capitol Ridge|
|March 21||Leading with Excellence and Equity, Virtual Session|
|March 21||Professional Dialogue with Dr. Brenda Cassellius | Session 5 | 9 - 10 am | Virtual|
|March 23||MASA Instructional Leadership Network | 9-10:30 am | Virtual|
|April 4||Leading with Excellence and Equity, Virtual Session|
|April 11||BIPOC Affinity Group Meeting | 7:30 - 8:30 am | Virtual|
|April 11||Professional Dialogue with Dr. Brenda Cassellius | Session 6 | 9 - 10 am | Virtual|
|April 11||MASA Nominations Committee Meeting | Quora Education Center | 12 - 1:30 pm|
|April 13||MASA Women's Leadership Network | 9 - 10 am | Register|
|April 13||MASA Foundation Board Meeting | Quora Education Center | 11 am - 1 pm|
|April 18||Leading with Excellence and Equity, Virtual Session|
|April 19||MASA Executive Development Committee Meeting | Virtual
|April 20||MASA Instructional Leadership Network | 9-10:30 am | Virtual|
|April 25||Leading with Excellence and Equity, Part 2|
|April 27||Great Start Cohort #7 | Quora Education Center|
|May 1||MASA/MSHSL Executive Officer Meeting|
|May 9||BIPOC Affinity Group Meeting | 7:30 - 8:30 am | Virtual|
|May 16||Professional Dialogue with Dr. Brenda Cassellius | Session 7 | 9 - 10 am | Virtual|
|May 25||MASA Instructional Leadership Network | 9-10:30 am | Virtual|
|June 13||BIPOC Affinity Group Meeting | 7:30 - 8:30 am | Virtual|
|June 20||MASA Instructional Leadership Network | 1 - 2:30 pm | Virtual|
|June 20||Professional Dialogue with Dr. Brenda Cassellius | Session 8 | 9 - 10 am | Virtual|
|August 8||Save the date! MDE Back to School Conference | Minneapolis Marriott NW, Brooklyn Park|